Tudicla spirillus   (Linnaeus,  1767) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 75 mm in height

Color: Brownish gray with irregularly placed reddish-brown blotches especially above the ridge, dark reddish-brown dashes on the ridge, aperture and columella white.

Shell moderately large, pyriform, ventricose, body whorl bulbous with flatly depressed spire and knob-like protoconch; columella with broadly expanded, projecting, plate-like callus, aperture interior grooved, anterior canal narrow and long as in muricids, recurved anteriorly; sculpture consists of faint transverse grooves, with a sharp ridge and compressed nodules at the angulated shoulder and a row of solitary nodules above the shoulder.

Synonym (s)
Murex spirillus Linnaeus, 1767

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Pondicherry INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2012-08-30

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